Staff Hub

With the mass transition to work from home arrangements for staff, we have introduced a new wellness and support webpage for staff to access the latest announcements and resources while we work from home.


New UQ Medicines and Poisons Substance Management Plan

From Monday 26 September 2022, UQ personnel (with some specific exclusions) involved in the acquisition, use, storage and disposal of Scheduled substances (refer to the Poisons Standard) must be compliant with the UQ SMP. From that date, approvals issued by the Queensland Government to UQ staff for the acquisition, use, storage and disposal of M&P will be rendered null and void. Further information available here or from your local Drugs Officer.

HSW Safety Alert

The purpose of this Safety Alert is to highlight a potential electrical safety issue when non-compliant power boards are used on campus. Find out more about Health, Safety and Wellness Division Safety Alert Non compliant Powerboards

COVID-19 advice

Access the latest UQ community COVID-19 advice and associated links.

 View archived Operational announcements

People and culture

Save the date: World Mental Health Day Panel Discussion

The Faculty of Medicine will be hosting a panel discussion on Monday 10th October at 10am for World Mental Health Day. The event will be held in person at Herston (with morning tea afterwards) and online. More details in the coming weeks.

October Safety Sausage

Keep Thursday 13 October lunchtime free for another Safety Sausage event at Herston as part of the October Safe Work Month activities.

Advancement Team

A warm welcome to the new Faculty of Medicine Advancement Team members.

Melissa Kerr will join as the Advancement Manager, Foundation and Corporate Philanthropy on 10 October 2022. Melissa comes to Advancement from an external engagement role within Diamantina Institute where she has worked with external partners and research teams to enhance relationships and manage projects for the Dermatology Research Centre led by Professor Peter Soyer.

Steve Francis will join the Faculty of Medicine as Advancement Manager, Student Experience on 5 December 2022. Steve comes to Advancement from the Queensland Brain Institute where he worked with major gift prospects as an Advancement Manager. Prior to that Steve was Advancement Officer in the BEL Faculty where he worked with alumni and donors to secure scholarship funds.

Jo Cherriman will join the Faculty of Medicine as Senior Advancement Manager on Tuesday 4 October. Jo joins the Medicine team from EAIT where she worked as Associate Director Development. Building and developing relationships with alumni and corporates, Jo was responsible for managing a portfolio of high-net worth donors and Industry partners.

Jo, Steve and Melissa will join the team in the Mayne Medical building at Herston, but also spending time across UQ campuses. Tracey Tomlin, Director of Advancement Medicine, will be reaching out to schedule meetings to introduce you to your main Advancement contact. More details to come.

View archived People and culture announcements

Teaching and learning

Teaching and Learning Week

The Teaching and Learning Week program is live! The theme Learning for life will celebrate creative and innovative teaching and learning practices designed to enhance student learning. Choose from over 24 confirmed online, in-person and hybrid sessions. View the program and register.

View archived Teaching and Learning announcements

Professional development 

View archived Professional Development announcements


Do you have feedback about the Researchers website?

The One UQ Website Roadmap project team is in the process of reviewing the Researchers website and is looking to talk to a range of staff, both research and professional, to understand how the website is used and what are the pain points.

The team are looking for approximately 30 minutes of your time, which could really make a difference to the design of the Researchers website and researcher profiles. Alternatively, the project team would be happy to attend an internal team meeting to obtain your feedback. Please email Eden

Faculty of Medicine Consumer and Community Involvement seminar series 

The True Co-Design in Health and Medical Research workshop will include the perspectives of a consumer and researcher with advice for researchers planning towards the co-design of their future research project with consumers. The workshop will be held on Thursday 29 September 2022, 10–11am on Zoom. Register to attend via this link: True co-design in health and medical research.

Training for Consumers in Research

You are invited to Introductory Training for Consumers in Health and Medical Research. This full day event will provide an:

  • Introduction to consumer advocacy and explore your role
  • An understanding of the key aspects of research i.e. research process, stages, funding organisations, ethics, and what is translation
  • Tools to assist consumers.

On Friday 30 September, 10am-4pm, in Seminar Room 325, Mayne Medical School building, Herston or via Zoom. To confirm your interest, please complete the registration form with your consumer/s. Email Jo Maxwell for any enquiries.

Advance Qld Industry Research Fellowships

The Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowships are now open for application. Internal dates, cash proforma guidelines and other details will be advised soon. Applications close externally at 1 pm (AEST) on Monday, 17 October 2022View guidelines. Further information can be found here. Please discuss your application with your Research Development team. 

Consumer and Community Involvement in Health Research 

The Faculty is proud to collaborate with Anne McKenzie AM to bring you this online workshop for researchers. The workshop will be held in three parts - all sessions must be completed:

Part 1: Pre-reading – Wednesday 2nd November 

  • Foundations of consumer and community involvement
  • This is a self-directed online pre-reading training module and is compulsory to attend the virtual workshops.

Part 2: Lesson 1 – Tuesday 15 November 

  • Overview and method of involvement; Barriers to involvement.
  • Via Zoom; 1-3pm

Part 3: Lesson 2– Tuesday 22 November

  • Writing in plain language; Implementing involvement.
  • Via Zoom; 1-3pm 

Attendees must confirm availability for all three modules to qualify for this opportunity. Only 30 training spots are available. Expressions of interest close 3 October. Find out more and register to attend.

View archived Research announcements

Event approvals

Anyone planning an event should begin by visiting the UQ events information page here to ensure they get the latest information about the events approval process, and access to the current application forms. Following current procedures and using the latest forms will avoid delays in the approval process.

UQ Mayne Events Space

Need a space to host your next event? Close and convenient to the Brisbane CBD, The Mayne Events Space boasts rooms perfect for private dinners, conferences, or workshops. Event booking information and room details can be found in our event compendium and via the Mayne Events Space websiteContact the team today for a personalised event proposal.


Brisbane Calcium Symposium 2022

The Brisbane Calcium Symposium will take place on Thursday 29 September 2022 at the Pharmacy Australia Centre for Excellence. This event brings together a range of calcium-focused labs from Australia as well as international speakers. This networking hybrid event (in-person and online) will have three sessions of talks. Talks will be given by invited speakers, lab heads (PI’s), postdocs, and graduate students. If you are attending in person, please confirm this with Alice Bong by the 25 September for catering purposes. FREE event. Find out more

UQ-Latin American Colloquium 

The 15th annual Latin American Colloquium will address Priorities for science diplomacy: strengthening cooperation between Australia and Latin America towards 2030 on Wednesday 28 September, 1:00-6.30pm in the Learning Theatre 216, Prentice Building (42), St Lucia Campus and online. Find out more.

RECOVER Conference 2022

The RECOVER Conference 2022 will feature new and novel communication methods designed to optimise patient care during injury rehabilitation. Hear Associate Professor Claire Ashton-James, from The University of Sydney, and Associate Professor David, Putrino from the Mt Sinai Health System in New York, discuss the latest research in road traffic injury rehabilitation, pain management and digital technologies. On Thursday 6 October, 9am-5pm followed by canapés from 5-6pm. Find out more and register to attend.

Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation (GMRF) symposium

Join world-class NTM clinicians and researchers at the second GMRF Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) Symposium to review clinical aspects of NTM diagnosis and management, hear about the latest research being conducted, discuss collaboration opportunities and inspire innovative research ideas. On 3-5 November, 9am-5pm (3pm finish on Saturday) at the Mayne Medical School, UQ Herston Campus. Each session will have a different focus; day 1 will discuss a clinical theme, day 2 will examine current research and day 3 will look at paient focused disease management. Registration is free and includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea.  

The Australian and New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists’ conference (ANZACA 2022) 

The ANZACA 2022 conference will be held on 7-9 December, hosted by The University of Queensland. This year's theme is 'Learning from Each Other'. The event will include debate about pressing issues in anatomy education, guest speakers, additional workshops and social events aimed at helping future anatomy leaders transform their ideas into actions.  Students will also have the opportunity to showcase their work and build new friendships across Asia-Pacific and the globe. Abstract submissions close at 1am, 14 OctoberFind out more. 

View archived Events announcements

Digital Health Awards

The CHSR digital health team recently attended the inaugural AIDH Emerging Researchers in Health Informatics Symposium in Sydney. Pharmacist, CHSR Clinical Informatician and UQ PhD student, Jodie Austin, received the Best Overall Presentation award. Ellen Dyke, Lee Woods, Oliver Canfell and Han Chang Lim (pictured) also gave fabulous presentations. Congratulations Jodie and the digital health team for representing Queensland so superbly!

From the Director’s Desk

The Annual Performance Development (APD) cycle is about to begin again in preparation for next year. We have now fully transitioned from the old appraisal processes to the new APD process managed through Workday. Between 4 October 2022 and 31 January 2023 all staff are required to reflect on and evaluate their goals for the year ahead. This will be followed by the APD conversation with your supervisor in February 2023 (academics) and March 2023 (professional staff). Last week, HR presented all you need to know to successfully embark on this activity to make the most of your professional development, and to provide your staff with support for their 2023 career aspirations! You can find the HR presentation here which includes the CHSR priorities to help you when thinking about your goals.


Please join us in congratulating Elizabeth McCourt, CHSR Research Assistant and Clair Sullivan, Director of the Queensland Digital Health Centre! Clair and Libby were awarded the “Professor William Egerton Award for Best Discovery and Innovation Research” for their abstract ‘The impact of transition from non-digital to digital prescribing on medication safety’ at the recent Herston Health Precinct Symposium Award ceremony!

Congratulations to several of our CHSR researchers for their recent success in the NHMRC CRE in Health Services Research round especially Ruth Hubbard who will lead the CRE on ‘Frailty ADD: Improving Hospital Outcomes for Frail Patients Across Different Disciplines’ with Monika Janda and Natasha Reid also part of the team. Congratulations also to Clair Sullivan (CRE in Urban Indigenous Health) and Tracy Comans (DRIVE CP: Directing Research in Very Early Cerebral Palsy). 

Digital Health UQ-QH Alliance Scholarships

Applications for the Digital Health UQ-QH Alliance (DHUQHA) Scholarships are closing soon. The University of Queensland and Queensland Health are collaborating to offer a coordinated set of scholarships for doctoral students keen to help transform the health system with digital health. Applications close on 30 September 2022. See more information here

Upcoming CHSR Seminars

Supporting women during pregnancy and beyond: improving nutrition, lifestyle factors and antenatal care for prevention – Dr Susan de Jersey


Knowledge of frailty amongst health practitioners – Dr Leila Shafiee Hanjani

20 September 2022 12:00pm–1:00pm

Zoom: https://uqz.zoom.uq/j/81220155255

Research Support Team updates

The Research Support Team will be operating at a reduced capacity 19th September – 7th October. Please include “URGENT” in the Subject line where appropriate when contacting the team.

Upcoming (and much needed) leave:

19th September – 23rd September – Casey

22nd & 26th September – Lauren

3rd – 7th October – Lauren

Please notify the CHSR Research Support Team via the online survey if you are applying for any grants (either as CIA or collaborator).

For post-award support, contact the contracts team (Phil and Lauren) at or (Olivia)

Funding opportunities

UQ’s QUEX Institute Accelerator Grants – applications close 4 October

Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowships – applications close 17 October

Horizon Europe ERC Synergy Grants – applications close 8 November

NHMRC Partnership Projects (PRC3) – applications close 30 November

NHMRC CRE (for funding in 2024) - TBA

NHMRC Investigators (for funding in 2024) - TBA

HTQ Consumer engagement microgrants – ongoing.

More funding opportunities available via the FoM CHSR teams.

Training opportunities

QCIF online statistics training workshops – register here

UQ Human Ethics drop-in sessions for assistance preparing ethics applications –- register here

Training sessions for conducting ethical research with humans available 1-3pm Thursday 10 November – register through Workday.

Use UQ Library Journal search to assess journey quality.

More training opportunities available via the FoM CHSR teams.

Marketing and Communications

Medicine Marketing and Comms are currently in the process of streamlining social media requests. Please send through all your social media requests to the marketing and communications team.

Twitter  – Please follow your CHSR colleagues on Twitter. You can find their twitter handles on FOM CHSR Teams.

CHSR recent publications:

Chelberg, G. R., et al. [Caffery, L. J.*] (2022). Mobile apps for dementia awareness, support, and prevention - review and evaluation. Disability and rehabilitation, 44(17), 4909–4920.

Siejka, T. P., et al. [Hubbard, R. E.*] (2022). Frailty Is Associated With Cognitive Decline Independent of Cerebral Small Vessel Disease and Brain Atrophy. The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences, 77(9), 1819–1826.

Thomas, E. G., et al. [Puljević, C.*] (2022). Association between contact with mental health and substance use services and reincarceration after release from prison. PloS one, 17(9), e0272870.


View archived announcements from CHSR




Medical School Establishment (6-Month Post Implementation Report)

Following the establishment of the Medical School this year, we recently submitted our 6-Month Post Implementation Report to the Faculty. The report summarises our progress against the post implementation actions and can be accessed via the Medical School intranet. Thank you to those who have and continue to contribute to completing the post implementation actions. This significant body of work could not have been achieved without your hard work and dedication. The 12-Month Post Implementation Report is due to be submitted to the Faculty in January 2023.

Recent research funding awards and achievements

Congratulations to Dr Rudi Prasad (Rural Clinical School) and Dr Benjamin Powell (PAH-Southside Clinical Unit) for their recent Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) Emerge grant success!

Congratulations also to Dr Jacky Suen for acceptance into the U21 Mid-Career Researcher Programme. This inaugural programme brings together researchers from around the world to share and grow research knowledge and develop global research leaders.


Highlighted research paper – ‘Things we are expected to just do and deal with’

The Vulnerability in Medicine (ViM) tutorial program provides protected time and psychologically safe spaces for third-year medical students to consider challenges in the doctor-patient relationship and the clinical workplace. Read about this work by Kelly et al, recently published in Perspectives on Medical Education: ‘Things we are expected to just do and deal with’: Using the medical humanities to encourage reflection on vulnerability and nurture clinical skills, collegiality, compassion, and self-care.

Faculty Research Alert

The Faculty Research Alert is circulated via email weekly and includes information about UQ internal schemes, external funding opportunities and awards.  If you would like to receive the Alert, please email  Detailed information regarding each research funding opportunity and award can be viewed on the Faculty of Medicine intranet.  For previously advertised grant and award opportunities and events, refer to the Archive Faculty Research Alert webpage. 


MD Design update

The MD Design team and its many collaborators have made significant progress on the design and development of learning experiences and materials for our new Year 1 course. We are pleased to announce that Dr Iulia Oancea has been appointed as the Course Coordinator for MEDI7100 Foundations of Medicine, with support to be provided by several academic Course Contributors. The MD Design team is also actively developing the draft syllabus for Year 2 and expect to have this completed by the end of 2022. It is very exciting to see this innovative new program coming to life as staff across the Medical School have begun working together to plan for its implementation.

Central Queensland and Wide Bay Regional Medical Pathway update

View the September edition of the Regional Medical Pathway Newsletter for the latest information and updates about this exciting initiative.

Teaching and Learning Week - Program is live!

The Teaching and Learning Week (31 Oct – 4 Nov) program is live! The theme, ‘Learning for life,’ will celebrate creative and innovative teaching and learning practices designed to enhance student learning. Choose from over 24 confirmed online, in-person and hybrid sessions. View the program and register.


Medical School Events Calendar

An Events Calendar has been developed to assist Medical School staff with scheduling meetings and events in their areas. View the calendar on the Medical School intranet to find the engagement activities scheduled across the Medical School and check for any clashes with local meetings and events. The Events Calendar will continue to be updated throughout the year. Please send through any event additions, changes or cancellations to

Annual Professional and Development process – useful resources for staff

The Annual Professional and Development (APD) process is launching on 4 October for all staff. Academic staff and professional and executive staff can access useful information regarding the APD process via the UQ intranet. In addition, quick reference guides, FAQs and webinar recordings can be found on the Systems Training Hub for both managers and employees. A great resource for all staff is the APD Foundations course in Workday. This 30-minute course will enable you to understand, navigate and actively engage in the APD process.

It is essential that all supervisory staff who have not completed relevant performance review training in the past 5 years complete the Leading APD workshops prior to engaging in APD discussions. This training is offered both face to face and via Zoom.

If you have any questions or require further information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Organisational Culture and Capability team.

UQ Indigenous Literacy Foundation Book Swaps

To help celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day 2022 and raise funds for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, we are holding Book Swaps at our St Lucia, Gatton and Herston campuses in the month of September. The Indigenous Literacy Foundation provides books and learning resources to children living in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia. Join us on Wednesday 21 September, 11am-2pm at the Breezeway near Café Dose, Herston Campus to swap $$$ for a book or simply donate.

Ventures LeadHers

Do you want to grow your leadership capabilities as a woman? Join the Ventures LeadHers program to build connections and gain the confidence to take your first entrepreneurial journey. Applications close Monday 26 September, 12pm. More info and apply now.

UQ-Latin American Colloquium

Join us on Wednesday 28 September for the 15th Annual UQ-Latin American Colloquium. Each year UQ brings together dignitaries, researchers, students and industry representatives to showcase, celebrate and explore collaborations between Australia and Latin America. This year, the Colloquium will explore Priorities for science diplomacy, addressing how countries can work together to solve global challenges including climate change, sustainable development, food security, biodiversity restoration, and healthcare. 

Managing leave

This is a reminder to have conversations about workload balance with the staff you supervise who are approaching or have excess leave. Annual leave is considered in excess above 8 weeks and long service leave (LSL) above 15 weeks. You can access the Excess LSL and Annual Leave Report on Workday by clicking the My Team Management application. Workday Managing Absences guides are available via the Systems Training Hub.

Workday updates

It is almost 1 year since Workday went live and there have been 500 system updates and enhancements during this time. We encourage you to continue to send feedback on Workday to to inform further improvements.  

Mandatory training reminder emails

Weekly reminder emails and Workday notifications will now continue to be sent to staff until all mandatory training is completed.

Where to store your files and information

UQ recommends particular storage platforms for research, teaching and enterprise purposes. These platforms offer appropriate levels of security for the information type, assisting in proper storage, sharing, and disposal. Learn where to store records, and the benefits of using these platforms. 

View archived announcements from the Medical School


Important Information for researchers

Find out more about the ethics and governance review processes at Mater Research, how the Mater Clinical Trials Unit can assist with your clinical research activity, what is support available for researchers as well as all the necessary forms, guidelines, key contacts and resources needed to conduct research projects at Mater Research. 

Support services for researchers

Mater Research provides a range of administrative, funding and development services to support Mater researchers, enabling them to wholly focus on their research. Learn more.


UQ Bundaberg Regional Clinical Unit medical students celebrating at the Bundaberg Regional Clinical Unit 20 Years Thank you Celebration on 20 August.

Rural Clinical School Director update

Dear Colleagues

How wonderful that our 20-year thank you celebrations are underway, acknowledging and thanking the many people who have helped us reach this milestone. There have been numerous RCS achievements over this time, and I am very proud that over 1500 medical students have lived and studied with us for at least one year and more than 270 students annually have completed a rural or remote short-term clinical placement. Our graduates are making a difference by increasing the rural medical workforce. Our research shows living and studying rurally significantly increases the retention rate and I am sure this is, in some part, due to their positive learning experiences where the rural seed was sewn  thanks to you.

Whilst we have been reflecting on the past, our eyes are also firmly looking forward, preparing for the new MD Program and our end-to-end Medical Pathways. Many RCS staff members are involved in these preparations, as well as conducting their usual work, and thanks to the hard work by all we are on track. Later this month we will be holding the MMIs for the CQWB RMP graduate entry 2023 cohort. Although they will be undertaking Year 1 in Brisbane, we are exploring ways to meaningfully connect with them, so that they feel part of our CQ and WB Learning Communities.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank RCS staff for completing their mandatory training – we have a >97% completion rate for all modules and are now in the green! 

Recently, we have had a few movements in RCS leadership roles, just in case you have missed these announcements.

We welcomed Dr Rebecca Lyon to the position of Head of Regional Training Hub, Southern Qld. Bec has already hit the ground running in this role and will continue to support the MD Program as Academic Lead too.

After almost four years, we said thank you and farewell to Justine Barrett our Marketing and Communications Manager who has returned to work in Local Government. We were sad to see Justine leave and wish her all the best in her future endeavours.

Following the retirement of Keith Nelson and after a rigorous recruitment process, I am very pleased to welcome Clare Butters into the position of Senior Manager for the Rural Clinical School. Clare has been ably fulfilling this role in an Acting capacity since mid-May. Please join me in congratulating Clare on her appointment. 

Take care,


Associate Professor Riitta Partanen
Director, UQ Rural Clinical School

Team successes and achievements

Congratulations to Dr Priya Martin, a 2022 ANZAHPE Early Career Health Professions Education Research Prize winner. Priya received the award in recognition of her research and translation efforts in influencing clinical supervision practice, policy and training since completing her PhD. Notably, Priya was also the recipient of the @ANZAHPE Post-registration Student Prize in 2017 for her multi-award-winning PhD on the factors that influence high quality clinical supervision across eight health professions, especially in rural areas. Priya plans to use the prizes as platform to represent others from diverse ethnic and underrepresented backgrounds, including women in academia, as well as those with caring responsibilities or based in rural areas. Read more about the award.


Facebook post with the most reach and engagement in August: Silver_Q Hervey Bay 

5 media stories in August.

Please email our generic inbox when requesting marketing and communications assistance or complete the Marketing assistance request form.

Staff movements


  • Dr Rebecca Lyon, Head, Regional Training Hub Southern Queensland
  • Clare Butters, Senior Manager, Rural Clinical School


  • Tracey Kessels – Administration Assistant Toowoomba Regional Clinical Unit
  • Kathy Ruddle – Clinical Skills Lab Assistant - Toowoomba Regional Clinical Unit
  • Rebecca Evans – Administration Assistant Regional Training Hub, Southern Queensland
  • Justine Barrett – Marketing and Communications Manager, Rural Clinical School.

Open positions

  • Academic Lead – Clinical Skills and Simulation, Toowoomba Regional Clinical Unit
  • Primary Care Workforce Lead – Regional Training Hub, Southern Queensland
  • Administration Assistant – Regional Training Hub, Southern Queensland
  • Student Coordinator – Toowoomba Regional Clinical Unit

Upcoming events

12 September  RTHCQ Collaborate with the RMP Emerald

13 September – RTHCQ A Taste of Medicine Emerald

13 September – RTHCQ Clinical Supervision Workshop –  Emerald

17 September  RTHSQ Carnival of Flowers Grande Central Floral Parade

7 October   Toowoomba Regional Clinical Unit 20 Years Thank you Celebration

12- 15 October   Rural Medicine Australia 2022 Conference

View upcoming events

Finance tip – Valid invoices

It is important to ensure any expenses incurred on behalf of the University are accompanied by a valid invoice for reconciling. You cannot substitute a tax invoice with an EFTPOS receipt, quote, transaction listing, order request, delivery docket, statement, etcetera. Tax invoices need to meet the following requirements for payment:

  • Invoices must be addressed to the University
  • Clearly identifies the supplier, their business name, address, the value of goods/services provided, description of goods and services provided, and value of any charges relating to the supply of goods/services
  • On all invoice/statements, such as telephone accounts, only the current amount invoiced can be paid. Do not pay an outstanding balance as this would relate to a prior invoice.
  • Invoices from an Australian supplier need to be a tax invoice in accordance with GST legislation. It is acknowledged that this may not always be available.
  • For transactions of $82.50 or less, other documentation containing relevant information is accepted, for example, cash register docket, receipt or invoice

If you are unsure or are dealing with an exceptional circumstance, please contact the UQRCS Finance Team for guidance.


Since February this year, the RCS Research Group has submitted a total of 25 grant/funding applications across a variety of rural health research topics and with an array of stakeholders collaborations. This is a record number of grant applications submitted in a short time frame, and we are now awaiting outcome. Each of these applications represents many hours of work across the entire research team and are submitted into a competitive environment. Additionally, the research publication output continues across the RCS, with 37 journal articles published in peer-reviewed journals in 2022. The Research Group will also deliver on approximately 22 research projects for the RHMT research plan before the end of the year. Researchers and professional staff will also continue to supervise approximately 18 MPhil and PhD students in a part-time and full-time capacity.

Congratulations to Dr Clyson Mutatiri, who recently completed his PhD confirmation. Dr Mutatiri’s work is focused on referral patterns, disease progression, and impact of the kidney failure risk equation (KFRE) in a Queensland Chronic Kidney Disease Registry (CKD.QLD) cohort. The confirmation of a PhD is a great milestone to be achieved for students and their supervisors. We wish Clyson all the best for the remainder of his PhD studies and look forward to seeing his progress and outcomes.

The RCS recently signed a Clinical Trial Research Agreement with the University of Western Australia regarding the identification of Cirrhosis and liver cancer in Primary Care. The Trial aims to improve early detection of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) diagnosis by increasing cirrhoss detection and HCC surveillance rates using a readily implementable and cost-effective risk-stratification pathway in primary care. This trial will be conducted over the next two years in the Wide Bay region led by Associate Professor Riitta Partanen.

Dr Bo Bi, RACGP Academic Registrar and Associate Lecturer in Rural Health, is currently conducting a research project on adult obesity management in Australia looking at ways to bridge the gap between guidelines and current general practice. Dr Bi has conducted a survey with General Practitioners to obtain their views on improving obesity management in general practice. The survey has now closed and responses will be analysed in the coming weeks. Phase 2 of the study will begin with GP semi-structured interviews. It is hoped the study will inform the development of targeted clinician education and billing schemes to enable obesity management in line with national recommendations.


R U OK Day? is on Thursday 8 September. R U OK? Day is national day of action where we remind Australians that every day is the day to ask, ‘are you OK?’ and start a meaningful conversation with someone who might be struggling with life. Find out how to get involved.

Mindfulness message for the month

As the Active & Thriving mental health challenge wraps up in August, you may wish to try the following visualisation: My best possible self 

Appreciative leadership

Whilst our RCS roles may vary, we are all leaders in different ways. In a culture where leaders prioritise psychological safety and wellbeing, leaders deliberately increase the flow of positive emotions within their organisation. Find out more about leadership development, engaging positively with others and self-development activities.

The Australasian University Health Challenge is back for 2022. Join Team UQ, the reigning champions, for the 6 week challenge from 5 September  16 October. Find out more and check out the latest Flourish magazine 


    View archived announcements from RCS

    From the Head of School

    We managed a 70 per cent response rate for the Pulse survey, so thank you; It means we will know the answers represent most of you. We have also done very well with the mandatory training (95-100%) which is absolutely fantastic. However, we are still lagging (~55%) on the declarations, which we need to get to 100 per cent by the end of the year. If there is nothing to declare (most of you) it will literally take you 5 minutes to complete all 3.

    I hope that the public holiday for the mourning of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, has not caused people too much work (I know it is not none) in rearranging classes and that the day off can compensate. Regardless of individual sentiment as to whether she represented positives or negatives during her official reign over this large brown land we call Australia, she was an important public figure of the World and inextricably linked to this nation.

    Lizzie Coulson

    Date savers

    30 Septembe– Academic staff meeting 1-2:30pm, venue 81-313 (Change of date)

    31 October  1 November  Honours Seminars, various venues

    2-3 November  2022 SBMS Postgraduate Symposium, venue TBA

    11 November  Academic Staff meeting, 1-2.30pm, venue TBA

    30 November  Annual All Hands School of Anatomy Training, venue TBA

    7 December  All Staff meeting, 12pm, venue TBA

    9 December  SBMS Awards Celebrations, 1-4pm, Victoria Park

    APD Process - Useful Resources for All Staff

    This year’s APD process is launching on 4 October 2022 for all staff. Useful information regarding the APD process for Academic staff and Professional and Executive staff is available via UQ’s intranet. Quick Reference Guides, FAQ’s and Webinar recordings can be found in the Systems Training Hub for both Managers and EmployeesA great resource for all staff is the APD Foundations course in Workday. This course will enable you to understand, navigate and actively engage in the APD process in a short 30-minute learning experience.  

    APD Process - Useful Resources for Supervisory Staff

    It is essential that all Supervisory staff who have not completed relevant performance review training in the past 5 years complete the Leading APD workshops before engaging in APD discussions. This training is offered both face to face and via Zoom. If you have any questions or require further information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Organisational Culture and Capability team.

    Managing Leave

    Friendly reminder to have conversations with your staff about workload balance and those who are approaching or have excess leave. Annual leave is considered in excess above 8 weeks and long service above 15 weeks. There is an Excess LSL and Annual Leave Report available on your My Team Management App, with an X to denote excess leave only. Click here to access Workday Managing Absences guides.

    Workday Updates

    Workday at UQ is heading to its 1st anniversary.  Did you know there have been 500 enhancements since WD go live?!  If you’re interested, please click here for info on Workday system updates. I’d encourage you to send Workday feedback to  Our HR Governance, Transformation & Strategy Team use this feedback to inform further improvements/enhancements.  

    New SBMS publications

    If you are preparing a manuscript and you would like SBMS readership before submission, members of the Research Committee are willing and able to assist. Please contact the chair, Sean MillardIf you have recently had a new publication accepted or published, please let us know.

    E-Bikes and Scooters

    UQ supports travel via e-scooters and bikes as a cleaner and greener way to get to work and around campus.

     Be aware of the UQ Riding Guidelines which include NO riding inside buildings.  Storage is limited to the designated parking zones.  Remember your PPE, give way to pedestrians, no tandem riding and follow the rules.  

    Download the map to see UQ Rideable network map to see:

    • Recommended ridable paths
    • Slow riding zones
    • Dismount (no ride) area
    • Parking zones to drop off and pick up shared rideable devices.

     Look for these signs for your designated pick up or drop off parking zones


    Oven Safety

    Don’t forget to list your ovens with OHS to ensure they are checked annually by SBMS Facilities.  We need oven type and location.

    Reminder - Hand Tool Safety

    UQ Workers (including staff, visitors, RHDs and volunteers) are required to do the Hand Tool Safety module if they use hand tools as part of their role.  Training is available via WorkDay.  It is School policy not to supply tools to staff and students unless suitably trained.  SBMS Facilities Staff are qualified to perform small jobs so please send an email to with details of what you need.

    Equity and Diversity training
    Along with a range of self-directed learning courses, the following scheduled courses are available:

    Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response 101 – 1 December

    Sexual Misconduct First Responders Training – 2 December

    The following training is available via Workday

    Staff Disability Inclusion Masterclass – (Zoom) 9 November
    Mental Health First Aid Training Refresher – (Zoom) 20 September, 4 October, 27 October & 15 November
    Ally Workshop – (Zoom) 21 September, (Face-to-face) 4 November
    Managing a Diverse Team – (Face-to-face) 7 October

    Major changes to Publons / ResearcherID 

    Publons (your peer reviews) have been incorporated into your Web of Science Researcher Profile. This means Publons, which contain your ResearcherID no longer exist.  Publons/Researcher ID have been replaced by your Researcher Profile which contains new features for tracking publications, citation metrics, peer reviews and journal editing, and auto-syncing with ORCiD. All in one place. Additionally, if you haven’t already, you can sync your Web of Science Profile with your ORCiD account, your ORCID account you will then be able to configure your sync preferences and keep ORCID up to date with changes in your Web of Science researcher profile and vice versa! Publications are synced automatically. Peer reviews are synced once per day. 

    To view your Web of Science Research profile log into Web of Science using the left navigation menu to make changes to your profile. This includes merging profiles if you have more than one, adding publications if they are not listed, adding peer reviews, and editing your name and affiliations. More information at Web of Science Researcher Profile Settings 

     For further advice contact the Librarian Team.

    View archived announcements from SBMS

    Staff News

    Congratulations to Dr Katherine Cullerton who has secured a continuing appointment as Senior Lecturer,  Global Health. We look forward to Katherine’s continued contribution to the school.  Dr Paul Gardiner has been successful in securing the Senior Lecturer in Health Promotion position and will commence with the school in December.

    Welcome to SPH to Ailsa Bolton. Ailsa will commence as a Teaching Support Officer on Tuesday the 20th of September (backfilling Alison Manley who is on secondment with the AWaGHR team). Ailsa will be located in the Professional Staff Hub on Level 2.

    Good News Stories

    Congratulations to Associate Professor Coral Gartner who was awarded an ARC Future Fellowship. These are hugely competitive awards and great recognition of Coral’s long-standing national and international leadership and impact in tobacco control policy research. Well done Coral and team.

    Congratulations to Professor Marina Reeves who received an Excellence in Graduate Research Leadership Award at the UQ Research and Innovation Awards night. Well done Marina, a great acknowledgment for the excellent work you conduct in this space.

    QCMHR Recruitment

    Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research is seeking a Mental Health Research Assistant with a nursing background to drive involvement in clinical trials and intervention studies in psychiatry. The role is temporary part-time (0.7FTE) up to 6 months. To find out more and to apply please click here.

    IRNet (Indigenous Research Network) Showcase

    The IRNet (Indigenous Researchers Network) Showcase is on the 29 and 30 of September 2022 – this is the 3rd time it has been held. On the morning of the 29 September – the National Network for First Nations Research will be launched. There is an option for people to attend via Zoom. You will need to register but there is no cost for you to attend virtually. For more information and to register please click here.

    SPH HDR Conference

    The SPH HDR Conference will be held at Victoria Park on Wednesday 19 October 2022. This event is a highlight of our year and we look forward to seeing all HDR students and academics there. Register your attendance online now.

    Vice-Chancellor Visit to SPH – 26 September

    A friendly reminder that UQ’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Deborah Terry AO will be visiting SPH on Monday 26 September. The visit will commence at 1.30 pm in the ES Meyers Lecture Theatre, Level 4, Mayne Medical School Building, and will be followed by afternoon tea in the Herston Reconciliation Garden, behind Mayne Medical Building. 

    SPH LinkedIn Page

    The SPH LinkedIn page has recently reached a great milestone, 1000 followers! Continue to help build our SPH LinkedIn community by following and inviting others to follow our School of Public Health LinkedIn page: UQ School of Public Health | LinkedIn. Please send Renee Tayler any content you would like uploaded to LinkedIn, alternatively you can post on your own personal LinkedIn page and tag the School of Public Health by simply typing @UQ School of Public Health and clicking the SPH page that appears as a tag option.

    SPH Publications August 2022

    Author of the Month: Dr Amy Hickman - Lecturer, Health Promotion

         1. Hickman AC, Johnson RL, Lawler SP. Health promoting pedagogy: Using reflexivity to support learning and action in planetary health education. Health Promot J Aust. 2022

    Modern health promotion positions human health as shaped by social and structural determinants and addresses the health of communities, strength-based approachesand place-based interventions. In the 21st century, health promotion has been challenged to reformulate itself to meet current challenges and the complexity of planetary health shaped by multiple and intersecting inequities. To address these challenges, health promoters must employ new ways of thinking about health, develop effective advocacy strategies and deliver innovative planetary health interventions to support both the health of human communities and the planet we depend upon for our survival. This report seeks to describes curricular choices and pedagogical strategies including short, progressive reflective blogs assessments, supportive feedback/feedforward mechanisms, and nested assessment design that support students’ development of critical reflexivity. Students' feedback demonstrates the central role that reflexive pedagogy plays in their transformative learning, professional practice, and engagement in planetary health.  

    1. Demeshko A, Buckley L, Morphett K, Adam J, Meany R, Cullerton K. Characterising trusted spokespeople in noncommunicable disease prevention: A systematic scoping review. Preventive Medicine Reports. 2022;29:101934.
    2. Ahmed SM, Knibbs LD, Moss KM, Mouly TA, Yang IA, Mishra GD. Residential greenspace and early childhood development and academic performance: A longitudinal analysis of Australian children aged 4-12 years. Science of the Total Environment. 2022;833.
    3. Baade PD, Fowler H, Kou K, Dunn J, Chambers SK, Pyke C, Aitken JF. A prognostic survival model for women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in Queensland, Australia. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 2022;195(2):191-200.
    4. Birhane BM, Bayih WA, Chanie M, Awoke G, Simegn A, Asnakew S, Mamuye M, Yeshambel A, Muche T, Demis A, Munye T, Endalamaw A, Eshetie Y, Kefale D, Chanie ES, Yalew ZM, Belay DM. Home based postpartum care and determinants in Ethiopia: A multilevel analysis. PLoS ONE. 2022;17(8 August).
    5. Cho A, Chan G, Gartner C. Motivations to Change Smoking Behaviors Between 2007 and 2019 in Australia: A Repeated Cross-sectional Study. Nicotine Tob Res. 2022.
    6. Churchill MP, Lindsay D, Crowe M, Grasso L, Mendez DH, Emtage N, Jones R. Lessons learned while searching for meaning in doctoral completion metrics: An intra-institution case study. Issues in Educational Research. 2022;32(1):71-88.
    7. Cullerton K, Patay D, Waller M, Adsett E, Lee A. Competing public narratives in nutrition policy: insights into the ideational barriers of public support for regulatory nutrition measures. Health Res Policy Syst. 2022;20(1).
    8. Endalamaw A, Gilks C, Ambaw F, Chatfield M, Assefa Y. Satisfaction of tuberculosis patients to healthcare services at the global level: A systematic review. Health & Social Care in the Community. 2022.
    9. Flicker L, Anstey KJ, Almeida OP, Waller M, Fitzgerald P, de Crespigny F, Vu T, Dobson AJ. Differing Methodologies Are Required to Estimate Prevalence of Dementia: Single Study Types Are No Longer Reliable. Journal of Alzheimers Disease. 2022;88(3):943-8.
    10. Graham S, Blaxland M, Bolt R, Beadman M, Gardner K, Martin K, Doyle M, Beetson K, Murphy D, Bell S, Newman CE, Bryant J. Aboriginal peoples’ perspectives about COVID-19 vaccines and motivations to seek vaccination: a qualitative study. BMJ Glob Health. 2022;7(7):e008815.
    11. Guglielmino CJD, Sandhu S, Lau CL, Buckely C, Trembizki E, Whiley DM, Jennison AV. Molecular characterisation of Neisseria gonorrhoeae associated with disseminated gonococcal infections in Queensland, Australia: a retrospective surveillance study. BMJ Open. 2022;12(8).
    12. Harris MG, Tapp C, Arnautovska U, Coombs T, Dickson R, James M, Painter J, Smith M, Jury A, Lai J, Burgess PM. Assessing the Content Validity of the Revised Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS 2018). Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022;19(16):9895.
    13. Jiang YY, Guo HJ, Zhang WW, Gan CCR, Mao F, Zhou MG, Phung H, Phung D, Dong JQ, Chu CR. Gaps and Directions in Addressing Non-Communicable and Chronic Diseases in China: A Policy Analysis. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022;19(15).
    14. Jin X, Xu Z, Liang Y, Sun X, Yan S, Wu Y, Li Y, Mei L, Cheng J, Wang X, Song J, Pan R, Yi W, Yang Z, Su H. The modification of air particulate matter on the relationship between temperature and childhood asthma hospitalization: An exploration based on different interaction strategies. Environ Res. 2022;214:113848.
    15. Malik A, Li MY, Lenzen M, Fry J, Liyanapathirana N, Beyer K, Boylan S, Lee A, Raubenheimer D, Geschke A, Prokopenko M. Impacts of climate change and extreme weather on food supply chains cascade across sectors and regions in Australia. Nature Food. 2022;3(8):631-43.
    16. McPherson B, Mayfield HJ, McLure A, Gass K, Naseri T, Thomsen R, Williams SA, Pilotte N, Kearns T, Graves PM, Lau CL. Evaluating Molecular Xenomonitoring as a Tool for Lymphatic Filariasis Surveillance in Samoa, 2018-2019. Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease. 2022;7(8).
    17. Meloncelli N, Shipton E, Doust J, D'Emden M, McIntyre HD, Callaway L, de Jersey S. Clinicians' perspectives on gestational diabetes screening during the global COVID-19 pandemic in Australia. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. 2022.
    18. Merollini KMD, Gordon LG, Ho YM, Aitken JF, Kimlin MG. Cancer Survivors' Long-Term Health Service Costs in Queensland, Australia: Results of a Population-Level Data Linkage Study (Cos-Q). Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022;19(15).
    19. Morphett K, Gartner C. A Critical Analysis of the Prohibition of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems. In: Patel VB, Preedy VR, editors. Handbook of Substance Misuse and Addictions: From Biology to Public Health. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2022. p. 1-26.
    20. Moss KM, Mishra GD, Krejany EO, Hickey M. What happens after menopause? (WHAM): A prospective controlled study of symptom profiles up to 12 months after pre-menopausal risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy. Gynecol Oncol. 2022.
    21. Nakagaki M, Kennedy GA, Gavin NC, Clavarino A, Whitfield K. The incidence of severe oral mucositis in patients undergoing different conditioning regimens in haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Supportive Care in Cancer. 2022.
    22. Olsen CM, Pandeya N, Rosenberg PS, Whiteman DC. Incidence of in Situ vs Invasive Melanoma: Testing the "Obligate Precursor" Hypothesis. Jnci-Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
    23. Rastegari A, Baneshi MR, Hajebi A, Haghdoost AA, Sharifi H, Noroozi A, Karamouzian M, Shokoohi M, Mirzazadeh A, Maghsoudi SH, Bojnourdi TK, Nasiri N. Population Size Estimation of People Using Illicit Drugs and Alcohol in Iran (2015-2016). International Journal of Health Policy and Management. 2022.
    24. Shanks GD. Historical gold mining infectious disease epidemics. Intern Med J. 2022;52(8):1441-5.
    25. Shelley K, Osborne NJ, Reid S, Willemsen A, Lawler S. Student reflections on an interdisciplinary pandemics course utilising systems thinking. Health Promot J Aust.
    26. Sinclair JE, Mayfield HJ, Short KR, Brown SJ, Puranik R, Mengersen K, Litt JCB, Lau CL. A Bayesian network analysis quantifying risks versus benefits of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Australia. Npj Vaccines. 2022;7(1).
    27. Snege A, da Silva AAD, Mielke GI, Rech CR, Siqueira FCV, Rodriguez-Anez CR, Fermino RC. Sedentary Behavior Counseling Received from Healthcare Professionals: An Exploratory Analysis in Adults at Primary Health Care in Brazil. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022;19(16).
    28. Spilsbury K, Tuesley KM, Pearson S-A, Coory MD, Donovan P, Steer CB, Stewart LM, Pandeya N, Jordan SJ. Perioperative Beta-Blocker Supply and Survival in Women With Epithelial Ovarian Cancer and a History of Cardiovascular Conditions. Journal of Clinical Oncology.0(0):JCO.22.00097.
    29. Van Damme W, Wamai R, Assefa Y, Liesenborghs L, Mumba D. COVID-19 and microbiome diversity in sub-Saharan Africa. The Lancet. 2022;400(10350s):429.
    30. Zahnow R, Kimpton A, Corcoran J, Mielke G. Neighbourhood correlates of average population walking: using aggregated, anonymised mobile phone data to identify where people walk. Health & Place. 2022;77.
    31. Zhang Y, Chen H, Carrillo-Larco RM, Lim CCW, Mishra SR, Yuan C, Xu X. Association of dietary patterns and food groups intake with multimorbidity: A prospective cohort study. Clinical Nutrition ESPEN. 2022.

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    From the Director’s desk

    Today marks the start of the Queensland state school holidays, so I hope those of you who have children on holidays take the opportunity to relax and reconnect with your families. Stay safe if you are travelling during this time.

    A big congratulations to Yunan Ye, who won the UQ grand final of the 3 Minute Thesis competition last Wednesday evening. Along with a cash prize, Yunan will complete in the Asian / Pacific 3MT competition in the near future. Well done Yunan for your fantastic achievement, we’re very proud of you!

    Work continues this month on the UQCCR operating budget for 2023, together with an update of our Strategic Plan. I encourage anyone with great ideas about what UQCCR should be aiming to achieve next year in our various areas to please send them through to me. I have similarly asked for each of our committees and sub-committees to think about what they would like to achieve and to send those ideas through for consideration by the Executive group in the first week of October. Watch this space for updates on our 2023 Plan in the near future.

    You will hopefully have received an email announcing the 2022 Faculty Excellence Awards. These awards recognise the work our people have done over the course of the year. I encourage you to make a nomination here.

    Thank you to those staff members who took the time to complete the UQ Pulse survey. We ended up with 72 of our 104 staff send in responses. We appreciate the time and effort that was put in and look forward to bringing you the results next month.

    A special thank you also goes to Lata Vadlamudi, John O’Sullivan, Roberta Littleford, Vicki Allen and Tyne Hamilton for their efforts to launch the new Neuroscience Clinical Research Suite on Level 3. The event was a great success and enjoyed by all who attended.

    Finally, I hope you all had the opportunity to take a moment and pat a Delta Dog during RU OK? Day on September 8. This was a wonderful initiative of the Wellbeing committee and I’ve heard many positive comments. Thanks to those involved in the organising of this activity.

    Dates for diaries

    19 Sept – 3 Oct      Queensland school holidays

    19 - 23 Sept            Lifeblood donation van outside RBWH Education Centre

    21 September         Dementia-Friendly Initiative event – contact Julia Yang for further details

    26 September         Research committee meeting – agenda items to Lisa Dingwall

    12 October              UQCCR Plant Swap morning tea – get growing now!

    Interesting articles

    This week’s article links in nicely with last week’s RU OK? Day and with the upcoming Mental Health week in October. Singaporean PhD student Jolene Tan shares her experiences with the loneliness of research in this Nature article. Something for us all to ponder on here.

    We hope you enjoy this week’s article. Please send through any articles you would like to share to Sarah Piper.

    Publication of the Month – winners!

    Congratulations to our two August Publication of the Month winners:

    Jacob Tickner – ECR

    Title: The need for a commercial test using the penA60 allele to identify ceftriaxone-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae

    Journal: The Lancet Infectious Diseases

    Chandra Sumi – General

    Title: Pharmacodynamic evaluation of intermittent versus extended and continuous infusions of piperacillin/tazobactam in a hollow-fibre infection model against Escherichia coli clinical isolates

    Journal: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

    Please remember to send in your nominations by October 7 for the September award.

    Mass Spectrometry Facility (MSF) – Launch of the new Research Infrastructure Management System (RIMS)

    UQCCR’s MSF is now live on UQ’s new central research platform instrument booking system (RIMS). 

    Special thanks to Sarah Reed who has worked closely with the RIMS Project Team throughout the implementation, along with testing the system and providing feedback. A whole suite of system training guides and some supporting videos are available for MSF clients via the RIMS System Training HubIf you are experiencing any issues using RIMS, please contact the UQCCR Mass Spec Facility staff.

    Research Contracts team update

    Hanna Reinebrant has commenced in the role of Research Contracts Officer, working alongside Sabine Sand, Research Partnerships Manager. Hanna and Sabine are located in Room 735, Level 7 on Monday and Thursday.

    If you are preparing a grant application that will require collaboration agreements, or need a research contract for a project, please contact either Hanna or Sabine and they will be happy help.

    Research contracts are still subject to some delays due to backlog, volume and capacity from the past year, so please take this into account when referring matters, and allow ten business days for a substantive response to enquiries on contract progress.

    Gratitude Tree

    The Wellbeing committee supports a collegial and supportive workplace. We invite you to honour and acknowledge your colleagues through the gratitude tree. Please feel free to choose a leaf or flower and note down the team member and how they are working to exemplify the UQ values. You can also choose to leave them a thank you note on their desk as well!

    Twitter Blitz – Career Development Committee

    Interested in becoming a UQCCR Twitter Champion? Role as a champion include:

    1. Keep and follow all twitter handles at UQCCR and be available to help others with twitter questions
    2. Always use #UQCCR and @UQMedicine
    3. Promote your work as well as others in the building
    4. Share (and adjust) the template tweets posted on the Microsoft teams groups
    5. Make sure you tweet once a week

    If you are interested,please contact Kate Matthews.

    APD Mid-year Check-in

    An Annual Performance Discussion mid-year check-in is strongly recommended as part of the APD process. This is a valuable opportunity for leaders and staff to have a conversation about progress, feedback, development, support and planning. The APD mid-year check-in takes place at about the mid-way point between annual APD conversations. 

    The APD Foundations – Online learning short online course focuses on the APD process, roles and responsibilities throughout the process and provides supporting videos outlining the Workday process. This online learning will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

    QIAGEN IPA Software

    QCIF has organised a state-wide license for Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA). This is a one-year, one concurrent access license allowing any researchers from participating Queensland Universities (UQ, GU, QUT, JCU, UniSC, CQU) to access IPA at no cost to them.

    1. To get an IPA account under the QCIF license, please make a request via this form:

    2. Once your account is active (you will receive a welcome email from IPA), you will need to book a session each time prior to using IPA:

    3. As only one person can use the software at any one time, we will be strict on:

    • booking prior to login in 
    • login off when finished.

    If someone is connected and prevents you to use your booked session, please let us know by emailing

    Happy Ingenuity Pathway analysis!

    Research Infrastructure

    There is now a spreadsheet available on the UQCCR intranet that lists all current core equipment, items available at the Clinical Trials Support Unit on Level 3, and equipment that sits within individual research groups that can be borrowed from that group. In addition, the equipment wish list is now live and can be viewed and added to as required.   

    UQCCR Lifeblood team

    Apologies to those who have tried to join the UQCCR Lifeblood team without success. Updated instructions are as follows:

    1 Register for an account or log in if you are already registered to donate blood.

    2 Click on ‘MyDetails’ followed by ‘Manage Preferences’ and the Lifeblood Teams option will come up. Start typing ‘University of Queensland’ and a bunch of UQ-related options will appear. Scroll down until you find University of Queensland UQCCR. Note: you need to type University of Queensland in full before the options will start coming up, just typing UQCCR won’t work.

    The blood donation van sits outside UQCCR every three months and then next one is due to visit the week of Monday September 19, so be sure to join us then.

    UQCCR Walking Club

    Walking Club at UQCCR is up and running. If you would like to join the club or want more information, please contact Kate MatthewsWe have decided to add an extra walk on Wednesday 21 September at 1pm. Meet at UQCCR Reception. Bring your colleagues.

    Changes to UQ Library Metrics service

    There have been some changes in how the UQ Library provides support to researchers for their research metrics analyses. Details can be found on the metrics training and support section of the library website, and includes resources for internal grant schemes and Annual Performance and Development and support for external grant schemes.

    For any general metrics enquiries, you can always email the team. If you would be interested in attending a UQCCR-specific training session, please let Sara Gollschewski know and we will arrange it.

    Media Training

    Would you like media training to better communicate your research? The UQ Corporate Communications team is inviting expressions of interest (EOIs) from academics, PhD students and staff for media training courses. A course will be held at Herston on Friday 28 OctoberLearn more and submit an EOI on Workday ›

    Career consultations for researchers

    Are you an academic researcher seeking clarity on your career direction? The UQ Research Development Team offers confidential one-on-one career consultations for researchers, including UQ research academics A–E and research professionals. Find out more and book › 

    Australian College of Nursing Clinical Research Standards

    Please follow the link to access the inaugural Australian College of Nursing Clinical Research StandardsThe ACN endorsed Standards provide an important first step toward forging stronger recognition and support for clinical research nurses, and the Standards of Practice are designed to specifically delineate and highlight the unique skill sets and expertise that distinguish clinical research nurses as a specialty within the nursing profession. 

    The ACN is establishing a CRN Faculty which will provide a strong voice and advocacy to implement the Standards to help ensure future recognition of such roles within the award system, help build stronger career pathways, as well as help shape a supportive future national network of clinical research nursing professionals within rich research ecosystem. Membership applications will be sought shortly.

    MTP Connect CTCM round 2

    MTPConnect announced that the Clinical Translation and Commercialisation Medtech (CTCM) Program opened its second round on 9 September 2022 - and applications close 7 October 2022.

    Applications are sought from Australian small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) developing home-grown medical devices. The CTCM Program will provide funding between $250,000 to $1.5 million to accelerate eligible projects delivered over a maximum 24-month period.

    TRI Translate 2022 Conference

    The TRI Translate 2022 Conference to be held on Thursday and Friday, 6-7 October. Day 1 will focus on industry connections for researchers and clinicians and Day 2 will cover investigator initiated and early phase clinical trials. More information soon.

    Are you a well being?

    Did you know that there are many people at UQCCR who have undertaken the required training to help us? This includes Mental Health Champions, UQ Allies and First Aiders. A contact list can be found on our website.

    After hours access to UQCCR building

    If you require access outside of work hours, 6am-6pm, Monday-Friday, please get in touch with Sarah Piper as soon as possible. There is a two-day lead time to arrange access, so unfortunately, this can’t be done on the same day as the request. Please do your best to plan your research accordingly.

    Join us for the UQ Neuroscience Symposium 2022

    Are you a neuroscience researcher or PhD student? Join us to learn about breakthrough discoveries in the areas of fundamental neuroscience, new frontiers in neuroscience, translating discoveries and clinical neuroscience. This event will be held on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 September with a networking event on the first day. Register for the symposium. 

    Toolbox Talks 2022 

    Please send through any requests for 2022 Toolbox talk topics to Sarah Piper. Recordings now available on the UQCCR intranet under ‘research resources’.

    Research funding support

    Visit the Faculty of Medicine website for current research funding opportunities. Please contact Hanna Reinebrant well ahead of deadline if you are planning to apply for upcoming opportunities. Please contact Sara Gollschewski to discuss strategic funding alignment.

    Please find a summary of the support available to researchers who seek research funding or who require assistance with the administration, reporting and closing out of existing funding. Access the document under 'Research Resources'.

    Seminar Series recordings are available.


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    Introductory training for consumers in health and medical research

    The Faculty of Medicine is offering a one day workshop to introduce consumer involvement and understanding in a research landscape. No prior experience required. On Friday 30 September, 10am-4pm, Room 325 - Mayne Medical School Building, Herston campus. Register to attend. For more information, contact Project Officer, Jo Maxwell.

    Expressions of Interest – Infrastructure items 

    The UQDI Research Committee is seeking expressions of interest for a wish list for external grant opportunities, philanthropic opportunities, TRI new and replacement scheme, Faculty capital replacement and general needs. Expressions of interest are encouraged at any time.  Please use this form and submit to at any time with the words 'General Equipment EOI' in the subject line.

    UQDI Weekly morning tea

    All Staff and students are welcome to drop in for a cuppa and a chat each Friday, 10-11am in the Level 7 staff lounge. Proudly hosted by the UQDI Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

    TRI LINC Grants – Applications open

    LINC offers research grants designed to foster research collaborations between clinicians and researchers. The LINC grant scheme offers successful applicants $50,000 over two years to develop a novel, collaborative research project focused on meeting a clinical need as well as obtaining preliminary proof-of-concept data. Projects must be led jointly by an early to mid-career researcher based at the Translational Research Institute and an early to mid-career clinician employed by Metro South Health, Mater or CHQ (oncology). There are nine grants $50,000 on offer. Applications are now open and close Monday 24 October 2022 at 5pm.

    Rock The Chop

    Show your support for UQ Diamantina Institute’s Thais Aragao Horoiwa, who has decided to #ROCKTHECHOP for Cancer Council’s Ponytail Project. You can grab a snack at Level 7 or donate online

    UQDI Mid-Year Honours Scholarships – Applications Open

    The 2022 Semester 2 round of honours scholarships applications are now open for mid-year students. Applications close Friday 30 September 2022 at 11:59pm. UQDI have two scholarships now open to applications: 

    • The Diamantina Institute Honours Scholarship: 1 at $3,500.  
    • Otto and Joan Hirschfeld Memorial Honours Scholarship in Immunology; 1 at approximately $6000 (depending on funds)

    Both Scholarships are open to enrolled Honours students who commenced mid-year 2022. All eligible students are encouraged to apply. Contact DI Admin for any questions.

    UQDI Seminar Series – Associate Professor James Wells

    Wednesday 21 September, 9:30-10:30am: Auditorium and on Zoom.

    Associate Professor Wells will be presenting ‘Development of a novel compound for the treatment of SCC in immunosuppressed solid organ transplant recipients’. He is a UQDI Research Leader leading research into mechanisms of CD 8 T cell regulation in skin and skin cancer.

    UQDI Seminar Series – Associate Professor Florent Ginhoux

    Wednesday 28 September, 3:00-4:00pm: Zoom only.

    Associate Professor Ginhoux will be presenting ‘Dendritic Cell Heterogeneity’ He is a Laboratory Director in Gustave Roussy, focusing on paediatric cancers and the role of myeloid cells in tumor progression and became an EMBO member in 2022.

    UQDI Seminar Series – Professor Michael Stowasser

    Wednesday 12 October, 9:30-10:30am: Auditorium and Zoom.

    Professor Michael Stowasser will be presenting ‘The role of sodium, potassium, aldosterone and genes in human hypertension, including curable forms’. He is a UQDI Research Leader with over 30 years clinical research experience in pathogenesis and management of hypertension (HT), including endocrine varieties such as primary aldosteronism (PA).

    2022 Research Impact Summit

    The 2022 Research Impact Summit is a free online event on 26-27 October 2022. It features more than 20 speaker sessions led by knowledge translation and research impact experts, researchers, proven practitioners and influencers from government, policy and business. The Summit consists of content across the themes of: Translation, Implementation Science, Collaboration & Engagement, Dissemination, and Research Impact. The summit is for researchers, research support and administrators, research funders and anyone wanting to learn more about research impact. Find out more at here and register here

    UQ News celebrates UQ Research and Innovation Week 2022

    The US @DeptofDefense is funding #UQ researchers to combat melanoma. @Samanthastehbe2 & @MelanieDWhite will look at stopping the skin cancer from progressing to the brain and the response of tumours to different treatments. Read more: @IMBatUQ #UQResearchAndInnovation Week 2022

    UQ News celebrates UQ Research and Innovation Week 2022

    Read about the laser breakthrough by #UQ's @MPlochner and his team that could make tech even faster. This shoebox-sized tool could improve the next generation of lasers - and with it, industries from telecommunications to car manufacturing. @UQ_EAIT @joelacarpenter #lasers #opticalbeams #UQResearchAndInnovation Week 2022 

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